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Last weekend’s trip to visit Whitman College and Oregon State University featured “between storms” conditions nearly the whole time. As a big fan of crazy clouds, I was pleased.

Even though I’ve lived in Oregon for almost 16 years, and had visited the state many times before that, this was my first time in Corvallis. This building on the OSU campus was awesome, especially with the dark clouds closing in. Turns out the building is a residence hall! They didn’t make dorms like this where I went to school…

Denver skyline with rainbow

denver skyline from coors field with rainbow

view from Coors Field

Only 58 days until 2016 MLB opening day…

昇仙峡園地

shosenkyo sign

Should you ever stumble upon the above sign, be sure to look around as you will find yourself in one of the most spectacular natural scenes in the world.

昇仙峡 shosenkyo kofu yamanashi japan

昇仙峡

Strangely, I was the only person there. Given the heat (humid and over 100 degrees), I wasn’t too surprised. I’m guessing this location is rather crowded on a weekend in spring or fall.

There is a picnic table next to the Arakawa River at this spot. Bring a bento, and enjoy the view.

Happy Setsubun

setsubun nikko

Setsubun (節分) in Nikko, Japan

Walla Walla walk

Walla Walla Walkin

I had hours to kill in Walla Walla last Friday. I was thinking about going to Palouse Falls, but it rained all morning, and I didn’t want to drive over 3 hours round trip with a chance of not seeing the falls due to rain. When things cleared up I opted for a shorter drive and walk (from Rooks Park to Bennington Lake where this photo was taken). The sky was really pretty the entire time. In some ways I was regretting not seeing Palouse Falls with such a spectacular sky, but it was too late at that point to make the trip. Next time…

Odaiba Statue of Liberty

odaiba statue of liberty

東京の自由の女神像

The French Statue of Liberty came to Odaiba in Tokyo from April 1998 to May 1999 in commemoration of “The French year in Japan”. The Japanese missed it so much that in 2000 a replica was erected at the same place. Today’s photo comes from 2010.

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